WSIX to homebase new national country morning show

Premiere Networks is launching a new national country morning showThe Bobby Bones Show — and an accompanying country Top 30 show.

The new program will originate from WSIX:

Premiere Networks, the number one audio network in the U.S., announced today it will syndicate The Bobby Bones Show on Country radio stations nationwide. The program, which is transitioning from a CHR format, will debut on Nashville’s The BIG 98/WSIX on February 18 and will air in the Monday through Friday, 5 to 10 a.m. CT timeslot, as well as the station’s simulcast on SiriusXM channel 57. Beginning February 25, The Bobby Bones Show will launch nationwide on the following Country radio stations: KSD-FM/St. Louis, Mo.; KTGX-FM/Tulsa, Okla.; KASE-FM/Austin, Texas; WCKT-FM/Ft. Myers, Fla.; KYKR-FM/Beaumont, Texas; WTXT-FM/Tuscaloosa, Ala.; and WOBB-FM/Albany, Ga.; with more to come. Plus, the program will be heard on iHeartRadio.com and the iHeartRadio mobile app, Clear Channel’s all-in-one free digital listening service.

Broadcasting live from WSIX in Nashville, The Bobby Bones Show is a fresh take on Country morning radio. The transition from CHR to Country was a collaborative decision between Bobby Bones and Premiere Networks.

“Bobby has always had a strong interest in Country and with the success of his show in the CHR format, we have no doubt the program will resonate with this new audience and see much continued growth and success,” said Jennifer Leimgruber, Premiere Networks EVP of Entertainment Programming. “Bobby is a tremendous talent. His fun, natural and engaging approach to morning radio and passion for Country music will be great for the format and for listeners nationwide.”

In addition, Country Top 30 with Bobby Bones, a new four-hour weekend Country music program, will launch nationwide the weekend of March 2 and 3. Each week, Bones, Lunchbox and Amy will showcase the top Country songs, in addition to sharing their conversations with the artists. Originating from Nashville, the show will be available for air Saturday or Sunday between 6 a.m. and midnight local time.

Bones stated, “When we created The Bobby Bones Show back in 2002, we wanted to give listeners a fun, real and entertaining morning show. More than 10 years later, that’s what continues to drive us every day. Moving to a Country format is an amazing opportunity to expand our program to a new audience and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of the connection between the artists, music and fans that makes the Country music industry so unique. Nashville, here we come!”